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Development Approved as Huddersfield Blueprint Moves Forward

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Kirklees Council has approved the transformation of the former Co-op building on New Street into student accommodation.

Kirklees is working with SKA Developments to redevelop the former co-op building in Huddersfield into student accommodation as part of the £250m Huddersfield Blueprint project.

The council has already invested in the scheme to help deliver the project and bring back to life a long-derelict listed building.

Once complete the accommodation will contain a mix of en-suite studios, cluster flats, and 1 and 2-bed apartments across 7 floors.

Councillor Peter Mcbride, cabinet member for regeneration, said: "The building which is located within the Huddersfield Town Centre Conservation Area at the corner of New Street and Queensgate (Huddersfield Ring Road) is currently in a poor condition which has a negative impact on this part of the town centre."

"The redevelopment of this historic building is an important step forward in delivering the first stage of the council's Blueprint, and creates an exciting opportunity to bring the building back to life and into use - supporting our vision to create a thriving, modern-day town centre."

"We're a council that delivers and this is further proof of our commitment to bringing the Blueprint vision to life."